Daily Archives: May 25th, 2013

VALLEY RANCH VIDEOS: Listen and learn more about your 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys

Below, is a series of videos published this week about the Dallas Cowboys. Some shows are long, which are ideal for lunch breaks or listening to something while you work around the house (or yard). You’ll hear from coaches, players, and staff …directly. Check em out:

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On Air With Dallas Cowboys Star: Fear The Beard (Duration 1:04:20)

Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick Travis Frederick joins Jeff and Josh, as do Sean Lissemore and fourth-round rookie B.W. Webb

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Ranch Report: Rookie Impressions

Nick Eatman joins Bill Jones on TXA 21 to give his initial impressions on the Cowboys rookies.

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Inside Look: OTA’s Day 1

See the players on the field as they take part in the first OTA of the offseason.

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Inside Look: OTA’s Part 2

Follow the Cowboys into the meeting rooms as they prepare for their first day of OTA practice.

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Talkin’ Cowboys: New Mindset For Romo?

Mickey, Bryan, Rowan, and Sydney take a look a yesterday’s OTA practice, and also look into some quotes from Tony Romo.

HALL OF SHAMER: Brett Favre settles suit connected to sexually suggestive text messages

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Remember the lawsuit filed by two massage therapists alleging that Brett Favre sent sexually suggestive text messages?

The lawyer for the two women announced Friday that the case has been settled out of court. There’s no word on how much money Favre had to shell out to make the lawsuit disappear.

Massage therapists Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole alleged that Favre sent the racy texts to another therapist when he played for the New York Jets in 2008. The lawsuit claims the two women lost their jobs when they blew the whistle on Favre’s behavior.

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Favre has denied the allegations and unsuccessfully requested that the case be thrown out last year. Now that the case is settled, Favre can go back to riding his lawn tractor, coaching high school football and staying out of the NFL news cycle.

UPDATE: Dallas County judge declines revoking bond for Josh Brent after ‘reports’ of alcohol use

Josh Brent with his attorney at a May 24, 2013 hearing - Ron Baselice DMN Staff Photographer - The Boys Are Back blog

A Dallas County judge this morning decided to not revoke or increase the bond for Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent after he was called into a hearing to answer allegations of repeatedly violating the terms of his bail.

As part of his release, Brent was ordered to wear a SCRAM ankle bracelet that monitors alcohol levels and ordered to maintain a curfew. The hearing included testimony from a bond supervisor, the CEO of Brent’s rehab center and a SCRAM device supervisor, who said Brent hasn’t logged his data 22 times, which makes monitoring difficult, but there were no signs of alcohol being detected or the device being tampered with.

As part of a new arrangement, the ankle monitor worn by Brent will randomly sample for alcohol and will also take a picture of his environment at the sampling time.

Follow Selwyn Crawford’s tweets from the hearing below:

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Tweets

24 May

Selwyn Crawford @DMNSCrawford

Josh Bret’s bond not increased. He is not jailed.

24 May

Selwyn Crawford @DMNSCrawford

On cross examination, SCRAM supervisor said “there’s nothing” to indicate josh Brent consumed alcohol.

24 May

Selwyn Crawford @DMNSCrawford

SCRAM device supervisor testified that #joshbrent failed to download necessary info to device “22 times,” making monitoring difficult.

24 May

Selwyn Crawford @DMNSCrawford

SCRAM supervisor said he doesn’t believe @dallascowboys #joshbrent consumed alcohol.

24 May

Selwyn Crawford @DMNSCrawford

Report shows no alcohol or tampering detected by SCRAM alcohol monitoring advice on #joshbrent.

24 May

Selwyn Crawford @DMNSCrawford

Josh Brent’s bond supervisor acknowledges handling off case by Dallas Co. DA’s office is “unusual.”

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Original report: Dallas Cowboys lineman Joshua Brent could be in trouble again. The Dallas County District Attorney’s office has filed a motion to revoke Brent’s bond on intoxication manslaughter charges, alleging that Brent violated his bond by either drinking alcohol or being around it.

Brent, 25, was indicted for a December drinking and driving one-car crash in Irving that left his best friend and fellow Cowboy, Jerry Brown Jr., dead. Brent, who was driving the car and had a reported blood alcohol level of .18 — more than twice the legal driving limit of .08 — was placed on $100,000 bond. He was also ordered not to drink or be around alcohol. A so-called SCRAM monitor measures whether Brent has been exposed to alcohol.

Dallas County First Assistant District Attorney Heath Harris on Thursday told Jennifer Emily, courthouse reporter for The Dallas Morning News, that the device shows that Brent has either been drinking alcohol or has been around it.

A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at the Dallas County Criminal Courts building. Harris said that Brent will be brought before a judge who will either warn him or revoke his bond. Harris told Emily that Brent has already been reprimanded once for violating the terms of his bond.

Regardless of what happens Friday, Harris said that the district attorney’s office hopes to move forward with Brent’s case soon.

“We want to get that case tried” Harris said.

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